Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Landscape of Flavors Breakfast - Disney's Art of Animation Resort

This morning, my daughters and I had breakfast at Landscape of Flavors, a quick service restaurant at Disney's Art of Animation Resort.

I love the theming of this resort, especially the lobby, which is full of artwork from Finding Nemo, Cars, The Little Mermaid and The Lion King.  

Vivoli Il Gelato - Disney Disney

Earlier today, my daughters and I stopped at Vivoli Il Gelato, a new addition to The Landing at Downtown Disney, which is soon to be known as Disney Springs.  

Vivoli Gelateria is a famous gelato shop in Florence, and their new storefront in Downtown Disney is their first outside of Italy.  

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Gluten Free in Hilton Head

My extended family has been taking yearly trips to Hilton Head Island in South Carolina for almost 35 years.  After I was diagnosed with celiac disease seven years ago, I started my gluten free journey on our summer vacation to Hilton Head, where I had my first experience dining out gluten free at Bonefish Grill, which has a lot of great options on their gluten free menu.  

Because the villa we stay in at Marriott's Grande Ocean has a kitchen, we rarely eat breakfast or lunch at restaurants on the island, but I do like to go out to dinner every other day during our week stay.  

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Disney's Wilderness Lodge Allergy-Friendly Menus

Starting in April, table service and quick service restaurants at Walt Disney World and Disneyland began adopting allergy-friendly menus.  By the end of September, you can expect to see these menus at all Disney-owned and operated restaurants.  The allergy-friendly menus cover the top 8 food allergies - gluten/wheat, milk, egg, soy, peanut/tree nut, and fish/shellfish.  This post will focus on the gluten/wheat allergy-friendly options on the menus at Artist Point, Whispering Canyon Cafe, and Roaring Fork.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The Best Thing I Ever Ate At Disney - Gluten Free Breakfast

Last summer, I wrote a guest blog post for the Food Allergy & Celiac Convention about my favorite restaurants for breakfast at Disney World.  In the past year, I have discovered a couple of new favorites that I wanted to share, so this is my updated list for 2015.  Having breakfast at a Disney restaurant is an experience that should not be missed when traveling to Orlando.  Where else can you be visited by Disney friends while eating gluten free Mickey waffles?  Whether you are in the mood for an all-you-care-to-enjoy dining experience or a more budget-friendly breakfast, characters or no characters, I've got you covered.  You don't even need a Disney park pass to dine at most of the restaurants on this list.